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Chicken Satay


* 1 1/2 kg chicken - deboned and cut into bite size pieces
* 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
* 10 shallots - diced
* 1 stalk serai (lemon grass)
* 2 tsp cooking oil
* bamboo skewers (thick; to prevents sticks from burning soak skewers in water overnight)

* 1 tsp cumin seeds
* 1 tsp coriander seeds
* 1 inch piece turmeric
* 2 tsp roasted peanuts
* 1 tsp sugar
* 1/2 tsp salt

* 300 gm roasted peanuts - pounded
* 1 inch piece lengkuas (galangal)
* 2 stalks serai or lemongrass
* 1 inch piece ginger
* 1 large onion - sliced
* 3 tsp ground chillies
* 1/2 cup tamarind juice
* Salt and sugar to taste




Marinate chicken pieces with seasoning ingredients, shallots, cinnamon powder and cooking oil.

Thread 5 pieces of chicken on each skewer and place on grill.

Brush chicken occassionally with oil until cooked and tender.

Serve hot with peanut sauce, cucumber and onion slices.

Peanut Sauce:

Fry onion silces till fragrant.

Add ground ingredients, ground chillies and tarmarind juice. Stir well.

Add salt and sugar.

Add peanuts and stir constantly until sauce is thick.





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